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Nursery Admissions

In September 2017 Colville Primary will welcome current and new pupils into our nursery. We offer comprehensive education and child-care as well as a range of ways to fund your place (with some free places for those who qualify).

Next year we will enrol:

  • 3 and 4-year-old children. We have 54 full time places. All children are expected to attend the core day 8.50am-3.10pm Monday to Friday.
  • children who turn 3 years old during the term of admission. Each child is entitled to 15 hours per week which can be topped up to full time if we have the capacity.

Children are organised into small groups with a fully qualified key worker to lead their learning. Please note we offer before and after school care, 7.45am-6pm, to nursery pupils. This can be booked once your child starts.

Enrolment starts in January of each year and continues until all places are filled. All places are allocated by the Headteacher. We are able to accommodate a maximum of 60 pupils within any session.

We use the following criteria to allocate places to 3 and 4-year-olds:

 

  1. Priority is given to pupils who attended our Colville Primary School Nursery during 2016-2017 and are not of reception age
  2. Looked After Children* by a Local Authority
  3. Children of a permanent member of the school staff
  4. Sibling(s) who currently attend Colville Primary School
  5. Age of the pupil (oldest pupils first)

Full-time funding options for a 3 and 4-year-old in our nursery:

Option A.  These places are funded by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. We have a maximum of 22 places. These FREE places are allocated for children of parents who are entitled to:

·         Income Support

·         Income based Jobseeker's Allowance

·         Child Tax Credit with proof of income below £16,190. Please note that any family in receipt of Working Tax Credit will not qualify regardless of income    

·         Pension Credit

·         Support under PART IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

·         Employment and Support Allowance (income-related based allowance)

 

Evidence must be provided to prove this entitlement. Children that are eligible for these places are entitled to a free school meal.

 

Please note: Option A will no longer be available from September 2018.

Option B. Are you eligible for the government funding system of ‘30 hours of childcare’?  For your child to access five full time days over the week, we ask that you spend your 30-hour childcare allocation with us and then pay £140 per term to top up to the full week. This is payable in advance before the start of each term. In addition, school meals are £2 per day. To check your eligibility, you will need to meet the following requirements and apply through the online website. If you meet the requirements you will be issued with a voucher. You will be able do this after April 2017 and this will be checked once each term during their enrolment in the nursery. In the meantime, you must reserve a place in our nursery as soon as possible.

Eligibility rules for 30 hours of free childcare:

  • Your child will be aged 3 or 4 when the scheme starts in your area
  • Both parents must be working - or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family
  • Each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage 
  • Each parent must have an annual income of less than £100,000
  • You live in England

How much is the equivalent of 16 hours at National Minimum Wage?

It depends on your age. For this scheme, the minimum amount will always reflect the lowest hourly rate that a person of your age can legally be paid. Therefore, currently for a parent aged 21-24, you would need to earn a weekly average of at least £111.20. For a parent aged 25+, you'd need to earn a weekly average of at least £115.20.

Option C. If you are not entitled to the '30 hours of childcare' offer, but you are entitled to 15 free hours per week, then we expect you to pay fees for additional hours. All children aged 3 and 4 years old are expected to be full time. The charge is £1500 per term. This cost can be paid in instalments. In addition, school meals are £2 per day.

 

Rising 3-year-olds

We use the following criteria to allocate places to children who turn 3 years old in the term of their admission:

 

  1. Looked After Children* by a Local Authority
  2. Children of a permanent member of the school staff
  3. Sibling(s) who currently attend Colville Primary School
  4. Age of the pupil (oldest pupils first)

The funding options are outlined below:

 

Option D. Children are able to start with us on the free 15-hour programme if you are able to meet this criteria:

 

  • You are claiming an income based benefit such as Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance
  • You receive Working Tax Credits and have annual gross earnings of no more than £16,190 per year
  • Your child has a current statement of SEN or an Education, Health and Care plan
  • Your child gets Disability Living Allowance
  • Your child is looked after by the Local Authority*
  • Your child has left care under a special guardianship, an adoption or residence order

Option E.  You could choose to pay fees for a place. For part time 15-hour places the charge is £1500 per term. This cost can be paid in instalments. In addition, school meals are £2 per day for children that attend during the morning sessions.

 

*A child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions

Additional Time for Rising 3 -year -olds

To book additional time, please speak to the office staff and complete a booking form. Full days for children that turn 3 in their first term will be only be agreed if the nursery teacher assesses your child as being ready for full days. In the term after your child is 3, they will be expected to attend full time.

Methods of Payment

All payments for nursery fees can be made by childcare vouchers, credit card, debit card or cash, in person or on the phone, once a placement is agreed.